When Hans Jensen was born in 1778, his father, Jens Hansen, was 33 and his mother, Birthe Christensdatter, was 29. He married Karen Andreasdatter on 18 July 1806, in Hårby, Båg, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .
English: variant of Jennison .